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BREAKING NEWS: City of Johannesburg shuts down all systems after cyber attack demanding bitcoin ransom


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The City of Johannesburg on Thursday night announced a breach of its network on and shut down its website and all e-services as a precautionary measure.

In a tweet, the City said it had detected a network breach “which resulted which resulted in an unauthorised access to our information systems”.

that the attack comes hours after the City received a bitcoin ransom note from a group called the Shadow Kill Hackers.


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